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New Year, New You: Exercises to strengthen the shoulders

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Hopefully, you are sticking to your resolutions in this new year.

If you resolved to get in shape for 2018, fitness trainer Dorrie Smith is helping us do just that all month long.

On Tuesday, she shared tips for building strong shoulders. There are two variations of the shoulder press.

You can push straight up by keeping your shoulders at a 90-degree angle. While you work the shoulders, make sure you exhale at the top of the movement, keeping your back straight.

There is another variation of the shoulder press called the "arnold press".

With this press, you keep a little bit more of the contraction in the muscles. You internally rotate the shoulders and rotate them out before you press up, which keeps the back straight and the core nice and dight. You'll want to start off with a very light weight when doing the exercise.

On Thursday, she'll show variations of the pushup.

Be sure to catch Smith's "New Year, New You" segments every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on NBC12.

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